George Morrison
January 4, 2020

An Epiphany of Dreams

An Epiphany of Dreams                   Word on the Week              4th January 2020. The last decade in Ireland commemorated the centenary of the 1916 Rising and the decade we are entering promises many more of the same!   Community-led events are planned in the locations where they occurred historically and funding will be available to artists […]

December 28, 2019

Coming Home for Saturnalia

It had been an eventful year in Jerusalem.   My Legion had been there from the start. Who could ever forget that memorable crucifixion.    The one where my Centurion (who had his belief in God confirmed) said “In truth this man was the Son of God” (St Mark Chapter 15 verse 39). Events followed with the […]

December 21, 2019

Incarnation Fleshed Out

Incarnation Fleshed Out        Word on the Week              21st December 2019. “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you” was the Prophet’s cry as he looked at the sinfulness of the people.   “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like […]

December 14, 2019

Get Brexit Done Election

Like something reminiscent of a fairground ventriloquist’s dummy we had the Prime Minister of the UK endlessly repeating his chant “Get Brexit Done”!   All through the election hustling’s the refrain rang out from his lips.   It was incorporated into the answer to almost every question.   It reduced public debate to a mindless mantra – but […]

December 7, 2019

Fieldfares and Francis

We had a couple of days of frosty weather this week and, right on cue, came our friends the fieldfares.   They come from Scandinavia in their winter wanderings and usually remain on higher ground of the Wicklow hills until cold weather brings them down to us in Kildare. They come in flocks sometimes mixed up […]

November 30, 2019

Getting and Giving

Getting and Giving               Word on the Week             30th November 2019. Black Friday has been successfully negotiated this week with many accounts in the retail sector safely in the black.   This import from the US (it is reputed to have started in Philadelphia) comes without the prior Thanksgiving Thursday where Americans celebrated the success of […]

November 23, 2019

Islam’s largest gathering

The Arba’een is not only Shia Islam’s largest gathering, at 15,339,955 this year, it is the largest gathering on earth!    Held annually in the Iraq city of Karbala it now caters for a broad range of nationalities with a large contingent taking advantage of the new roads and cheap visas for Iranians. Arba’een means 40 […]

November 9, 2019

Aphrodite Rules?

Aphrodite Rules?                Word on the Week                    9th November 2019. “Our lives are destroyed by what happened to Ana”.   So read Geraldine Kriegel in the victim impact statement as she recorded the effect Ana’s brutalised death on her parents.  Her husband was terser.  Referring to the lengthy sentencing both boys received he said “Forever is not […]

November 2, 2019

Fear Stalks the Land

Fear stalks the land                          Word on the Week              2nd November 2019. The question was attributed to the youthful Admiral Nelson, “What is fear Daddy?” However unlikely that it was ever asked the answer would have presented itself to Nelson many times in his life until his mutilated body breathed his last at the battle […]

October 26, 2019

Trailer Tomb

Trailer Tomb             Word on the Week                                  26th October 2019. “I’m sorry Mum. My journey abroad hasn’t succeeded. Mum, I love you so much! I’m dying because I can’t breathe . . . I’m from Nghèn, Can Loc, Hà Tinh, Vietnam . . . I am sorry, Mum.”   So translates the mobile phone message which came […]

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